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piece rate

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Definition of piece rate in English:

noun

A rate of payment for piecework: an unskilful typesetter on piece rates [mass noun]: payment was by piece rate [as modifier]: a modified piece-rate system
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  • For example, assembly-line workers in a piece-rate compensation system may adapt their work strategies over time in response to reinforcement.
  • Here, powerful subcontractors hired and fired labourers on a piece-rate basis to perform specified tasks.
  • The simplest was the coming of a piece-rate system whereby workers contracted for completion in the short-term of a unit of work, such as cane cutting, loading, irrigating, or any number of other agricultural functions.

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